Wouldn't it be great if kids just did what they were told? Since they often don't, here's how you can trick them into doing what you need them to do (16 Photos)
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Very young children have about a fifteen-minute attention span -- so whenever any activity takes longer than that, they're likely to get restless. Plan ahead.
--If there's time, go to the playground or the park before you go anywhere that your kid will be required to sit or hold still -- this will allow her to "run it off."
--Try to walk instead of driving or strolling to your destination, if possible. This, too, will burn off energy.
--Cast a magic "freeze spell" on your child that lasts until the end of the event. Or at least until your child gets restless again -- then have her cast the spell on you. Take turns.
"Do you want to sit in the chair or on my lap?"
"Do you want to read or draw?"
"Do you want to stop running around now or after I count to ten?"
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